Some have described tournament poker as "hours of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror".
Players develop coping mechanisms for dealing with the boredom and one common way to pass the time is building things with their chips.
Frank Reina and his Creations
Frank Reina created a tower with his chips and here he's using it to display his card protector, which he also built. The little smiling guy says "Thank you very much!" when pressed and Frank uses it to thank his opponents when he collects a pot.
They're currently playing in level 9 with blinds of 500/1,000 with 100 antes.